Five Things to Know when Teaching English to Secondary Students in Spain

I have now been teaching secondary school students in Spain for three months. I’m a Language Assistant, thus we are mainly focused on their conversational skills. By this stage, I’ve got to know my students quite well. I know which classes […]

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Meddeas Induction Meeting: the Best Way to Start a Teaching Experience

I can’t say that I have ever been the type of person that has ever considered induction and orientations meetings to be a necessary event. If I am honest I was even a little skeptical about participating in the Induction Meeting that kick-starts the […]

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What to Expect About the Application and Selection Process with Meddeas

Applying for anything is a frightening and daunting process. There are forms to fill out, interviews to do, and a million other things that you might need to complete to be successful. Many of these application processes can be difficult and complicated to do. […]

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Best Ways to Make Friends Abroad – A Beginner’s Guide!

You’ve arrived in Spain. You’re in an entirely different country and surrounded by all new customs and unfamiliar faces. In fact, very little feels familiar and maybe you’re beginning to think you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life. Don’t worry: you haven’t. You […]

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Teaching ESL in Spain: A Day in the Life at Zalima

“A day in the life at Zalima” tells the story of a typical teaching- ESL-day as the native English language assistant at my school. Zalima is an educational institution situated in Córdoba, in Andalusia, that offers

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Feeling Homesick on Holidays Abroad: 8 Ways to Fight It

When I signed my 9-month agreement to be a Language Assistant with Meddeas, I knew I was signing away the ability to spend time with loved ones during important events. Traditions are of paramount importance in my family: Grandpa always carves […]

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